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Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 5EX, UK
Players Theatre is a friendly community theatre based about nine miles south of Manchester. Established in the 1920s by a band of friends, the society has grown and grown over the years. Our home now is a 104 seat raked auditorium with disabled facilities (including a loop system). We have a fully licensed bar, coffee lounge, kitchen facilities and a car park.
We perform a range of plays and rehearse three times a week (normally Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7.30pm).Extra rehearsals may be added the week running up to performance, including a Sunday. Membership starts from the age of seven and there is no upper limit.
We stage four main productions in the season and our youth theatre perform two. We also take part in local festivals. Our social calendar is both full and diverse. Non-members are welcome to attend any of the social events, though being a member brings cheaper admission and in some cases FREE admission!
Players are always looking to welcome new members. Whatever your interest, be it on stage or backstage, front of house or bar, set design or construction, wardrobe or make-up, theatre maintenance or catering, lighting or sound, there really is something for everyone. It really isn't all about acting!
Our wardrobe department hire out costumes to the general public. For further information and to book an appointment, please email email@example.com.
Players Youth Theatre (PYT) (7-18 years)
Players Youth workshops are held on Saturday mornings, 10.30am – 1pm. They stage two productions in the season
(December & April) and also have the opportunity to become involved in the four main plays. PYT also enter local one-act festivals. For further information about joining PYT, please contact Barbara on 07854 570066. Application form available on the website.
See all four main productions at A SAVING OF £4 (£1 off the regular ticket price).
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For current rates, please visit www.playersdramatic.co.uk or email email@example.com
• A ticket to each of the 4 main plays
• Reduced admission to social events – some are FREE to members!
Membership application forms are available at the theatre, or to download please visit our website.
Friends of Players Theatre
If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on our plays and social events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to advertise your business and support Players Theatre at the same time, please email email@example.com. Your business will feature on our website and in each programme of the season.
Contact: Theatre number: 0161 485 1441
Ticket Line: 0161 485 7704 or book via the website
10% off food on production of your membership card at The Dog and Partridge in Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Contact via our website or social media
An exciting musical theatre group for children aged 4 to 11. Every Saturday at Dean Row Community Centre. 2.30 - 3.30 pm for 4 - 7 yr olds (MiniPYPS). 4.00 - 5.30 pm for 8 to 11 yr olds(PYPS). Each group performs a winter musical in February and a summer musical in July. Auditions for the winter musical will be held in early September 2013. Previous shows have included the pantomimes Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin. Summer shows have included Bugsy Malone, Grease and High School Musical. The sessions are run by an experienced director and choreographer and an experienced musical director, all CRB checked. Performances are supported with live music, sound, lighting, wireless mics, costumes, set, scenery and props. New for this year, a week long summer school will be held during August 2013.
Contact via our website or social media
Juniors (8-11 yrs old) - 5.00pm Mondays; Young Actors - 7.15pm Mondays; Seniors (12-14 yrs old) - 7.15pm Wednesdays and 11.30am on Saturdays.
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, WA1 1BL
Tel 01925 442345
The band rehearse on a Thursday night between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at our band room in Scholar Green. New and old players are always welcome!
Contact: 07785 992041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever your interest; acting, directing, stage lighting, sound, set building, wardrobe, bar management, publicity etc. etc. Romiley Little Theatre is always ready to welcome new members. As we are a small society there is always the opportunity to try you hand at any aspect of putting on a production.We also hold numerous social events throughout the year such as quiz nights, themed evenings, cabaret events etc. to help raise the necessary funds to keep us going and to widen the social aspect of the society.
No experience of the theatre is required just the interest and enthusiasm to get involved in what can be an enjoyable and rewarding hobby.
Ticket Sales 0844 804 2634
Romiley Operatic Society have been performing for over 75 years.
The society presents musical shows and auditions held prior to each production.
Society history and news is available on our website.
Membership inquiries via the website or hotline number 08456009186
Contact via website
Bardsley Hall , Wharf Road, Altrincham WA14 1ND
Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre are always looking for new members. If you are interested in being involved in our next show, either on stage, back stage or front of house why not give Gill a call on 0161 282 9616 to have a chat. or visit the Contact Us page on our website and drop us an email.
The Society was formed in 1936 as Sale Operatic and Dramatic Society and our aim was to bring top-quality musical theatre at affordable prices to the local community. Over 70 years later we are still going strong. Our regular performing venues are the Altrincham Garrick Theatre and the Club Theatre. We produce two shows per year, in Spring and Autumn, presenting a varied repertoire, mostly slanted towards modern musicals but not forgetting the more traditional operettas. In 2000 the society name changed to Sale And Altrincham Musical Theatre, (Sam Theatre as it's affectionately known) to reflect the modernisation of the society.
Since our inception in 1972 we have been enthusiastically performing the works of Sir W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.We rehearse in Sale, Cheshire, England and perform most of our full scale productions at the Altrincham, Garrick Playhouse.
Our regular Stage Director is Alistair Donkin - Ex 'patter' man from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company......
We are a small, dedicated group of people who love to put on traditional Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Come and see us for yourselves and have a great night.
If you would like to become more closely involved with the Society, you may like to become a Member or a Patron. The Society rehearse every Wednesday evening at the United Reformed Church, Montague Road, Sale, Cheshire where singers in all voice sections are always welcome.
Contact: Chairman Chairman@Salegass.org.uk
Plays, Musicals, Pantomime
Rehearsals: Club nights, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
We are always on the lookout for new members
Whether your interests lie Onstage, Backstage or Front of House, if you’re aged 14 or over (no upper limit!) and would like to join an enthusiastic, long established theatre club that’s still expanding, please contact our Membership Secretary at email@example.com
Or come down to the Club House on Friars Road, club nights are Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when the bar is open and you will be assured of a friendly welcome.
Shavington Village Hall, Main Rd, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5DU
We are Shavington Drama Group founded during Shavington Festival Committee’s Pantomime, Old King Cole Pantomime, in the Spring of 1989. Since then the group has gone from strength to strength.
We are a friendly social group who don't take themselves too seriously and are always looking for new people to join on and off stage.
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Shavington Village Festival Committee, dedicated to bringing the community together through our annual Pantomime, Village Festival and by supporting other local organisations.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our Pantomimes, which have consistently been nominated for NODA awards.
Our group is proud of it's team spirit and 'can do' attitude, which is reflected by majority of the costumes, backdrops and props being crafted. Many of our members have been involved since they were children and now involve their own families.
Join us at our monthly committee meeting, held every 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm
Venue: Shavington Village Hall, Main Rd, Shavington, Crewe CW2 5DU
Contact via website, Facebook or Twitter
Daneside Theatre, Congleton, Cheshire
We are proud to be the only Theatre School in Congleton, and the only organisation to produce a full musical in two weeks.
Formed in 2007 and performing for the first time in 2008 we are going from strength to strength and have a vibrant and committed team who look after an enthusiastic group of 8-18 year olds each year.
We work from Daneside Theatre, Congleton during the first two weeks in August.
Contact via website
South-Side Drama Studio, Wilmslow Methodist Church, Kings Close, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AR
Wilmslow Speech & Drama Studio for ages 5-18 + Adults. Fun friendly environment for £95 per ten lessons. Drama & Voice Coach Helen Clews has over 20 years of experience. Tel 07973331290 @drama_southside
We provide quality part-time performing arts training for children and teenagers aged 4 - 18 years. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, dancing and acting classes, stretching young imaginations and building confidence.
We teach children aged 4 - 18 years to act, sing and dance in a fun, supportive atmosphere. There are twice yearly performances for family and friends and the option to enter for LAMDA & Trinity Guildhall drama, speech & musical theatre singing exams.
Older children can audition for our Dance Troupe based in Macclesfield or the Stagecoach North West Regional Choir.
Stockport Garrick Theatre, Exchange Street, SK3 0EL
The Stockport Garrick Theatre is the oldest 'Little Theatre' in the country and has staged plays continuously since it was formed in 1901, even during both World Wars. Members pay an annual membership fee to be a part of the company providing high quality drama. The Garrick is proud of its reputation for achieving a professional standard of production.
The Garrick has an outstanding reputation for consistently putting on a range of productions that rival many professional companies. We are able to do this because of the wide array of talents, skills and interests possessed by those who make up our working membership. As you can imagine, the Garrick provides many opportunities for people to apply existing skills, interest and talents and to develop many others. There’s always someone to help - and there’s always a need for your help. So what interests and skills can you offer us - and what can we offer you?
GARRICK YOUTH is for anyone interested in theatre and acting aged 7 – 18. Senior students work towards a performance on the main stage every spring and all three groups have the opportunity to be involved in different showcase performances.
We are based at the Community Centre and have over 30 active members including actors, actresses and the technical team. Two productions are normally staged each year, the first in March and the second in November and so the Society is constantly searching for fresh acting talent and help.
If acting is not your forte, technical roles include the lighting and sound engineers and help with "props", front of house, refreshment & bar sales are much appreciated. The set build is great fun and is usually completed the weekend before the first performance, in time for Sunday dress rehearsal.
If you would like to take part in any capacity, please talk to one of the Society's officers on our contact page.
New members are always welcome ............ please contact us for more details.
If you are interested in joining the society, or would like any more information then we would love to hear from you. Please contact us by emailing email@example.com
The Centre Stage Academy of Speech and Drama specialises in providing Speech, Vocal Enhancement, Drama and Oral Communication lessons to children and adults. We are located near Chester. Our lessons are tailored to inspire and motivate you, as well as giving you confidence in Performing, Speaking or Communication skills. We provide one to one private Speech and Drama lessons or we can offer group tuition. All lessons are adapted to suit your needs.
Contact via our website or social media
We were formed in 1941 and until 1999 were known as the Cestrian Male Voice Choir.
The Choir has established itself, both nationally and internationally, as a major force in the world of male voice choirs. Our motto is ‘We Sing to Serve’ and over the years we have raised many thousands of pounds for charitable and other good causes.
Come and Join Us - We Are Looking New Members
We are actively seeking new singing members and anyone who thinks they might be interested is invited to come along to one of our rehearsals, particularly in January, February and March but at any time during the year. You’ll see who we are, (we’re a friendly, likeable bunch of ordinary guys!) what we do and how we do it.
You can just sit and listen at the back of the hall without any pressure or obligation or you can, when you feel comfortable, sit in and have a go with the help of an experienced member. The benefit of coming along at this time of year is that we will be learning some new music from scratch and we are all therefore equally incompetent at the start of the process!
You do NOT have to read music; it helps of course if you do, but most of us don’t / didn’t and you’ll quickly learn the basics that help understanding. You just need to enjoy singing and be able to sing in tune. There are no auditions, just find your voice and join in.Rehearsals are held at Hamilton Street Methodist Church Hall, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3HZ on Sundays from 7.45 and Wednesdays from 7.30 commencing from 8th January. Just turn up to a rehearsal a few minutes beforehand and we’ll make you very welcome.
If you’d like to speak to someone or get more information beforehand we’d be more than happy to speak to you - please contact us www.chestermalevoice.com/contactus/
Dunham Massey, Altrincham
Dunham Massey Village Hall, School Lane, WA14 4SD
Although we always strive to achieve quality productions, our focus is on enjoyment for all involved. We are always welcoming of new members, and can offer encouragement and guidance for anybody new to amateur dramatics. Being involved in a production in any capacity is hard work, but it is a thoroughly rewarding and worthwhile experience.
The Dunham Thespians is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. We are a down-to-earth, friendly group, and always welcoming of new prospective members. If you think you may be interested in joining the society in any capacity, whether it’s acting, directing, or behind the scenes, there is an opportunity for everyone.
How do I get involved?
You can either send us an firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Mainly comedies, not musicals
Age Range: Any
Rehearsals: Mondays and Thursdays
The East Cheshires have a long and distinguished history and we are proud of our traditions. We always strive to attain the best professional standards in all that we do and we are particularly proud of the fact that, for over 100 years, the Society has provided enjoyment and good fellowship for our members, a theatrical outlet for their undoubted talents and, through our productions, fine entertainment for literally thousands of members of the public.
Why not come and join us in the challenge and the fun of doing so?
We Stage both musicals and plays
Age Range: 16+
Rehearsals: Thursdays 19:30 – 22:00 and some Sundays as required
Box Office: 07989 982 685 or email email@example.com
Harlequin Theatre, Queen Street, Northwich, CW9 5JN
Based in Northwich, we are a community based theatre that stage 6 productions per year.
We are always looking for people to join Harlequin Theatre, whether it be on stage, backstage or doing front of house activities. All these elements are essential for an amateur dramatic group, so we welcome all who would like to join.
If you want to stage manage a play production, help out during performance week, assist with costumes, sound or lighting, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you. All helpers are volunteers.
Box Office 01606 24 68 31
Contact via website, Facebook or Twitter
The Heath Methodist Church, Vista Road, Runcorn WA7 4PB
When - Tuesdays 6.30pm (during shows only, please email us for details)
In February each year there is a Pantomime where children from the age of 7 experience the fun of appearing on stage with adult group members.
Rehearsals begin in October, and as the performances approach there are practices on Sunday afternoons.
Each year over 60 people are involved on stage or behind the scenes.
Occasionally there are religious performances held in the Hall or in the Church. There are many roles within the Group, appearing on stage, stage building, lighting, sound, music, properties, costumes etc. Each performance requires a great team effort but provides a lot of enjoyment and friendship.
We hold Drama Workshops on the first Saturday every month between 10am and 2pm, this includes dance, drama and craft activities. The workshops help to encourage the confidence of the children and having a good time a long the way!
If you would like to join us then email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Francis Church Hall, Budworth Rd., Sale Moor, Cheshire M33 2RP
Cinnamon Brow, Warrington
Pantomimes and straight plays
Age Range: 18 Rehearsals: Mondays and Thursdays from 7.45pm
A small and friendly amateur group based in Warrington, Cheshire. We perform twice a year; a Pantomime in January and a straight play in Spring. We are always looking for new members, whether you want to act, direct or help back stage. Please contact Norma on 01925 418950 for more information.
The Forum Studio Theatre, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2BH
The Forum Studio Theatre
Run by Tip Top Productions, performing plays, musicals, panto and visiting productions
Age Range: 16+ generally
Come and be part of exciting theatre projects. We meet once a week on Thursdays 4.45-6.45. The Young Players is for children aged 7-11
Frodsham & Runcorn
The Zodiac are an amateur musical theatre society based in Cheshire and we perform musicals on an annual basis. We are a friendly, enthusiastic and professional group who welcome new members and supporters. We rehearse in Frodsham Cheshire and perform our shows at The Brindley in Runcorn and more intimate productions at Frodsham Community Centre. The Zodiac are members of NODA.
We are always delighted to welcome new performing or supporting members and of course members of our audience.
email@example.com 0151 907 8360
Membership, Rehearsals & General Enquires can be made by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or by post to:
The Zodiac, 8 Bridge Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 1HQ
Would you like to join us on stage? Can you sing? Can you dance? Or do you fancy becoming part of our backstage or business teams?
None of the above? Then how about helping front of house? Or just come along to make some new friends and have a great time.
The society performs two musical shows a year. We have members of all ages and all are welcome. Stage or musicals experience is not required, so come along and give it a try.
In addition to having weekly rehearsals, we organise a variety of regular social events or failing that head down to the pub after rehearsals!
If you would like to join us or want to find out more contact
The Larkhill Centre, Thorley Lane, Timperley, WA15 7AZ
Why not come and join Trafford Margaretians? Rehearsals are every Monday at 8pm at The Larkhill Centre, Timperley
Set up nearly 60 years ago, they perform two shows a year, at The Garrick Playhouse Theatre in Altrincham. They rehearse every Monday evening between 7:45pm and 10pm at The Larkhill Centre in Timperley.
After ‘wowing’ audiences with their production of South Pacific and receiving a 4-star review, they were nominated in four categories at the 2011 Manchester Musical Awards; Best Newcomer, Best Actress, Best Choreographer and Best Ensemble Piece.
They are always on the look out for new members to assist the production team in lighting, sound, set design and construction, make-up as well as stage crew. To find out more get in touch or visit their website'),
Trinity Amateur Operatic Society are one of Congleton's two operatic societies. The groups are mostly made up of the same cast, who move from one society to the next, as they put on their shows 5 months apart.
The Salvation Army, 92 Weaver Street, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 4AA
Vale Royal Musical Theatre started its life as the Winsford & District Amateur Operatic Society
We always welcome new members (No audition required!) and are always short of male members.
We meet at the Salvation Army in Winsford on a Monday Night from 7:30pm till 9:30pm for any enquiries please fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Musicals or Variety Concerts. Twice a year; normally March and October
Age Range: Anyone aged 16 and above
Contact: via website or email@example.com
A new amateur dramatic society based in Warrington town centre.
Although WamDram is a brand new group, its founding members have enjoyed acting together for several years as members of "ActingUp!".
Now, as an independent group we are cracking ahead with plans to stage two plays in 2011.
WamDram meets every wednesday between 19:00 and 21:00 in the centre of Warrington.
Due to us being a very new group the actual venue is possibly subject to change so you should check before turning up.
Our members are required to pay a small membership fee to cover the costs of putting on the performance - We welcome anybody to come along and see what we are all about before deciding if they wish to join.
For further information, please contact the group secretary:
Warrington Male Voice Choir - a bunch of blokes of varying vintage who enjoy getting together to sing in harmony. Singing in tune happens occasionally as well.
Warrington Male Voice Choir is one of Great Britain’s oldest choirs, tracing its formation to 1898. During its long history the choir has travelled widely and has performed in many famous concert halls and cathedrals throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and Canada. A century of musical excellence has brought numerous festival honours including, National Champions of Great Britain, several times prize winners at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and premier male choir at both the Sligo and Bangor International Choral Festivals.
Contact via website or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wilmslow Green Room Society welcomes members of all ages
Please e-mail us if you would like to know more: If you would like a brochure, or membership details, please provide your name, address, what areas of the theatre you might be interested in, and if possible a contact phone number.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society stages five regular in-house productions each season with an open-air Shakespearean production at Gawsworth Hall in June
We welcome members of all ages
You don't have to be an expert! With hundreds of jobs involved in running a Society, theatre and season of plays there are opportunities front of house and backstage to act or help with productions, and to support the very practical tasks undertaken.
If you feel ready for some fun, want to make new friends and are not averse to the occasional challenge then this could be the place for you.
Committees ensure the smooth running of the Society, overseeing finances, policies and membership, and organising the Season's five productions.
85 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5JH
Telephone Number (for the theatre only): 01625 539845
Youth Theatre Group
Contacts: Props email@example.com - info Wgrsoc@aol.com - Wardrobe firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilmslow Guild Players are an amateur theatre group formed over eighty years ago at the Wilmslow Guild, an independent adult education centre in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.
If you want to find out more about the Wilmslow Guild Players, please email email@example.com
Woodford, Stockport, Cheshire
Award winning amateur dramatic society based in Woodford, Stockport, Cheshire since 1950. We are a friendly bunch dedicated to producing high standard theatre. We produce full length plays and one act plays. Please visit our website for full details about ourselves. We are members of the Greater Manchester Drama Federation
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